Table 3

Frequencies and bivariate logistic regression of health related variables of tuberculosis patients (N = 300) and controls (N = 300)
Variable Controls N (%) Cases N (%) Bivariate logistic regression
OR (95% CI)
Previous hospitalizations
 No 112 (37.3) 110 (36.7) 1
 Yes 188 (62.7) 190 (63.3) 1.03 (0.73-1.45)
Diabetes
 No 283 (94.3) 269 (89.7) 1
 Yes 17 (5.7) 31 (10.3) 1,93 (1,04-3,60)
Malignant disease
 No 295 (98.3) 285 (95.0) 1
 Yes 5 (1.7) 15 (5.0) 3.00 (1.09-8.25)
Chronic renal failure/ dialysis
 No 299 (99.7) 298 (99.3) 1
 Yes 1 (0.3) 2 (0.7) 2.00 (0.18-22.06)
Transplantation
 No 299 (99.7) 299 (99.7) 1
 Yes 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 1.00 (0.62-15.99)
HIV infection
 No 300 (100) 299 (99.7) -
 Yes 0 1 (0.3) -
Immunosuppressive therapy*
 No 293 (97.7) 289 (96.3) 1
 Yes 7 (2.3) 11 (3.7) 1.67 (0.60-4.58)
Other chronic diseases
 No 167 (55.7) 170 (56.7) 1
 Yes 133 (44.3) 130 (43.3) 0.95 (0.65-1.38)
Co morbidity†
 Yes 141 (47.0) 144 (48.0) 1
 No 159 (53.0) 156 (52.0) 1.05 (0.73-1.53)
Body mass index in the previous year ‡
 Overweight 188 (63.1) 112 (38.2) 1
 Normal weight 108 (36.2) 171 (58.4) 2.83 (1.94-4.12)
 Underweight 2 (0.7) 10 (3.4) 9.99 (2.09-47.85)

* Unrelated to the above-mentioned diseases.

† Any mentioned disease.

‡ missing values.

OR = Odds Ratio, CI = Confidence Interval.

Jurcev-Savicevic et al.

Jurcev-Savicevic et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:991   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-991

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